GUWAHATI, Sept 6 - The four-day Techniche, organised by the students of the IIT Guwahati ended today at the IIT Guwahati campus. This was the 17th edition of this annual event.
Around 25,000 people, that included a large number of students belonging to around 300 academic institutions of the country, took part in the various programmes of the event, aimed at providing an exposure to the latent talents of the country�s students, said the organisers.
The event was inaugurated by IIT Guwahati Director Dr G Biswas on the evening of September 3. The programmes of the event covered areas ranging from technical knowledge to the knowledge of management. Students from higher secondary standard to PG standard were able to take part in these programmes. There were a number of competitions too held on the occasion, besides the workshops, exhibitions, blood donation camp, �Model United Nations,� lecture series, industrial conclave and cultural programmes.
About ten scientists, astronauts and management experts, who included Claud Nicolier � the first astronaut from Switzerland, Daniel Domescheit-Berg � a technologist from Germany, Pankaj Dubey � managing director of Polaris and Tapan Singhel � CEO, Bajaj Allainz Group delivered lectures at various programmes of the event.
Claud Nicolier spoke on various aspects of the voyage to space and also on space technology. His lecture was closely followed by an inspiring speech by Daniel Domescheit-Berg. He spoke on how technology can transform this globe into a better living place.
At the exhibition of the event, several projects from various institutions were displayed. Programmes based on Robotics like Robocalypse, Nuke off etc., were also held on the occasion.
Workshops on cutting-edge technology were also held on the occasion, said the organisers.